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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:25 am 
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Is there any official list of animated features that sometime in history have been planned, considered or even in pre-production, but never made it to actual production? If you search the internet, you can find an example here and there, but it would have been interesting with a full list.

What I have heard rumors about so far;

A third Fantasia movie
Roald Dahl's Gremlins
Rip Van Winkle
The Snow Queen
Don Quixote
Fraidy Cat
Through the Picture Frame
A Few Good Ghosts
Gnomeo and Juliet
Paul Gallico's The Abandoned (aka Jennie) and Scruffy
Chanticleer
Babar
Hiawatha (a feature, not the short)
Hansel and Gretel
The Four Musicians of Bremen


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:37 am 
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I seem to remember at one point disney considered animating Aida as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:38 am 
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A few more are:
The Emperor and the Nightingale
The Lady of the Lake
Selkies
StoneFlight
Antonius
Neighborhood Kids
The Search for Mickey Mouse
Wild Life

(2 great resoures are here: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ani ... chive.net/
Not all the links work, but many do

and
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www ... movies.net

Hint: if it says redirecting in 5 seconds, click quickly on a title from the pull-down menu on the left side.)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:20 pm 
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DUMBO 2 is another movie that seemed to just vanish.

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If we're talking unproduced sequels:

http://animated-views.com/2008/disneyto ... od-carter/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:49 pm 
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Thanks for the linsk and titles.

At least it material for new movies doesn't seem to be a problem.


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Ooh, awesome idea for a thread! I love this kind of Disney trivia!

Here's information on "Chanticleer" and here's more.

Canceled films from the 'canon':

"Uncle Stiltskin"

A news article on it:

Bill and Cheri Steinkellner have sold their animated feature pitch Uncle Stiltskin to Walt Disney Co according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is being described as the movie sequel to the Brother Grimm fairy tale 'Rumblestilskin', but the fabled aspiring babynapper Rumplestiltskin again tries to fulfill his dream of being a father, but this time he discovers the true meaning of family.


Canceled sequels:

Aristocats 2
Chicken Little 2: The Ugly Duckling Story
Disney's Dwarfs - The Snow White spin-off (basically the life story of the dwarves)
Dumbo II
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: A Kingdom of Kindness (Beastly Manners segment with Belle and a second SB spin-off where Aurora throws a birthday for Prince Philip)
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Honest and True (with Cinderella and Mulan --- possibly still coming)
Meet the Robinsons 2: First Date
Hercules II: The Trojan War

...and then there's totally overhauled films:

'Rapunzel Unbraided' to "Rapunzel"
'American Dog' to "Bolt"


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:06 am 
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
A few more are:
The Emperor and the Nightingale
The Lady of the Lake
Selkies
StoneFlight
Antonius
Neighborhood Kids
The Search for Mickey Mouse
Wild Life

(2 great resoures are here: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ani ... chive.net/
Not all the links work, but many do

and
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www ... movies.net

Hint: if it says redirecting in 5 seconds, click quickly on a title from the pull-down menu on the left side.)


I was SO excited for "The Search for Mickey Mouse" :lol:

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I have a bunch of articles and websites saved on my computer on this topic, so if anyone is interested in a particular film, let me know!

Here's a great 3-part article on Chanticleer:

http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/ ... 1/306.aspx
http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/ ... 1/307.aspx
http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/ ... 1/308.aspx


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Some supposed once in-development projects at Disney

Some information on "Don Quixote" - so dated that "Home on the Range" is 'Sweating Bullets' and "The Princess and the Frog" is 'The Frog Prince'

This is a list of all Walt Disney Animated films that I currently know of that has been deleted since the 1990's

Upcoming Disney Animated Films...Big List!

Gags pulled from released canon films

Talks about 'Snow Queen' and 'Fraidy Cat'

Model sheets for Aida/Quixote

Three books on this subject:

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-That-Never ... 0786860375

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Lost-Found ... A958XW3R5P

http://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-Anima ... pd_sim_b_3


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At one time, Disney was in close negotiations with Clive Barker to turn his Abarat fantasy novels into animated features.

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I didn't knot Gnomeo and Julet was canceled

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It wasn't. It was moved to Miramax, though.

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oh, that's right! No wonder i remember reading an article about it not too long ago.

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Oh, and there was Joe Jump which was about a video game character from the 80's who's now like forgotten and so he 'jumped' through eras and mascots of games on the way to do something (what we know about the plot is thin).

And Peter and the Starcatchers was once being prepared as an animated film for a release next year but it got turned into a play.

And there was "Mickey in Space" which was going to be a follow-up to "Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers".

And this year was once the year when "The Search for Mickey Mouse" was to release - Mickey goes missing and all the famous Disney characters - Alice, Peter Pan, etc. go looking for him.

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Neal wrote:
And this year was once the year when "The Search for Mickey Mouse" was to release - Mickey goes missing and all the famous Disney characters - Alice, Peter Pan, etc. go looking for him.

I hope someone takes that idea and makes a wonderful fanfic of it. In the Kingdom Hearts games, King Mickey goes missing and Sora, Goofy, and Donald have to look for him. Perhaps the makers of the games knew about "The Search for Mickey Mouse" and its rejection and paid tribute to it by having two Disney characters helping the hero to find Mickey.

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Has Joe Jump officially been canceled?


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Yup, character artist Jim McPherson confirmed it by email...

ME:

"Hello,

I wondered if you'd be willing to tell me about your work for Joe Jump. I'm quite interested in hearing about what you did/are doing."

JIM:

"Hi Neal,

You're right, I can't really say too much. I don't work there anymore. It's been about 2 years.

Joe Jump has been cancelled. I did visual development character modeling with the director and character designer Joe Moshier. I did CG models of the characters for presentations. The script has been changed several times over the last 2 years. The characters are different."

"ME: So Joe Jump will not ever come out then? As in it's permanently cancelled or just on a hiatus?

JIM: cancelled

ME:Are you able to discuss the plot of it or characters at all if it's cancelled? There's literally only whispers of it online.

JIM: not now, maybe someday."

Here's some information on Jim's work:

"Previously to Gentle Giant, I was appointed to join the Visual Development Team at Walt Disney Feature Animation to work with the director Sam Levine and character designer Joe Moshier on a film called Joe Jump. All the characters were developed in collaboration of drawing and modeling done in ZBrush 2. We translated a more graphic character style into 3D, slightly leaning towards “Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom” or UPA cartoons, but with a heavy influence of Milt Kahl and Tom Oreb’s work. Unfortunately, the movie was cancelled after 4 years in development. I hope to eventually get permission to show some of the characters. There were cyborg lizards, heavily armored heroes and amazon women designed in a new style. A lot of projects I’ve worked on in my career haven’t been completed."

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Oh. What a bummer. Thanks for letting us know, Neal!

Have you seen concept art? Do you know if there's any online?


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I have searched high and low. There's nothing.

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